Note the difference: eight seconds as opposed to 17.5 seconds to load Windows 7. That's significant, and it's very noticeable.
Shutting down Windows 7 is faster on the SSD-based system as well. Instead of eight seconds, the operation is shaved down to five.
Launching an Application Mix
Our script attempts to start the four applications simultaneously. The differences in launch time between the hard disk-based system and the SSD-equipped machine are very obvious. How this looks visually can be seen in the video on the next page.
- Hard Drive Versus SSD
- Drives: Samsung 470 Series (SSD) And Seagate Barracuda XT (Hard Drive)
- Characteristics: Hard Drive Versus Solid-State
- Test System
- Benchmark Results: Sequential Read/Write
- Benchmark Results: Random Read/Write
- Benchmark Results: I/O Performance And Access Times
- Benchmark Results: PCMark 7
- Benchmark Results: Power Draw And Efficiency
- Benchmark Results: SYSmark 2012
- Windows Startup And Application Launch
- Video: Launching Applications With An SSD, And Then A Hard Drive